Key West, FL: The Chart Room Bar at Pier House Resort

Unexpectedly tucked into a small room of the otherwise luxurious Pier House Resort is The Chart Room bar. The dimly lit Chart Room features only a tiny bar, offering a few stools to those looking to settle in for the night. The floor is strewn with discarded peanut shells and spilled popcorn while the wall […]

Key West’s Clothing Optional Rooftop Bar: Garden of Eden

The only signs that something is unusual about this spot are the “no photography or video” signs lining the stairway up to the liberal open-air rooftop bar. Once you reach the roof, Garden of Eden features a small bar tucked to the side of the entrance and a wide open center dance area presided over […]

Key West’s Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The Hemingway home was purchased for the author and his then wife, Pauline, by her wealthy uncle Gus in 1931 shortly after the couple arrived on the island of Key West. Built in 1851 in the Spanish Colonial style, the Hemingways undertook extensive restorations to revitalize the home. One of the unique features added to […]

A Key Largo Must: Conch Fritters at Alabama Jack’s

A short detour off Route 1 on the drive through the Keys, Alabama Jack’s is a laid back favorite of both tourists and locals. Situated on a pair of barges in the mangrove swamps, the open air bar is little more than a center bar and scattered patio tables and chairs. License plates from around […]

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